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ARCA News Magazine Autumn 2019 available online

This latest issue of the ARCA News magazine includes association and asbestos industry news, as well as articles on guidance and asbestos licence renewal preparation.

Also, there are articles on assessing competency in asbestos removal and how ARCA processes CITB grants on behalf of members.

Don’t miss reading ARCA News, the journal for asbestos management professionals.

Issue 106 is available here.

Audit results show standards continue to rise

ARCA award recognises 6 consecutive excellent audits

More member contractors gain the ARCA Gold Site Audit Award this year, even when nearly 90% of the combined audits were unannounced.

ARCA acknowledges member contractors’ consistent high performance on-site by presenting a Gold Site Audit Award. This award is not for just one excellent audit in one year but for 6 consecutive excellent membership audits in 3 years.

“This is a very meaningful award as it proves high standards and best practice is maintained over a lengthy period of time and over various removal jobs,” commented Geoff Silver, Membership Compliance Manager for ARCA.

“It is very important to recognise that, from the combined site audits undertaken by these winners in the 3 years, nearly 90% were unannounced audits. Meaning they had no idea that an auditor was coming on-site to review their performance, so giving a more realistic view of a contractor’s usual performance.”

“Congratulations to all winners. Gaining this award illustrates the quality of all the team members both in the office and on site.”

Under the Association’s membership audit scheme contractors undertake two ‘unannounced’ site audits every year (both audits became unannounced, that is no prior notice, from January 2017). These audits have to be passed satisfactorily for the company to maintain membership.

For the Gold Site Audit Award asbestos removal contractor members need to achieve Grade A-C, with an average of at least a Grade B, in 6 consecutive membership audits.

ARCA is committed to continually improve standards, so providing clients with a high level of reassurance.

ARCA Gold Site Audit Award Winners

Abastra Environmental Ltd
Allan Dyson Asbestos Services Limited
Alliance Asbestos Services Ltd
Amicus Environmental Ltd
Arco Environmental Ltd
ARG Europe Ltd
Arton Monoseal Ltd
Bilfinger Industrial Services UK Ltd
City Building (Glasgow) LLP
Clifford Devlin Ltd
Decontaminate (UK) Ltd
Econ Construction Ltd
Environmental Asbestos Solutions Ltd
Erith Contractors Limited
Furn Contracts Ltd
Horizon Environmental Ltd
ION Environmental Solutions Ltd
Jackson Environmental Ltd
John F Hunt Ltd
LAR Ltd
Maylarch Environmental Limited
McGee Environmental Services Ltd
Pier Contractors Limited
R & F Insulations Limited
Shield Environmental Services Ltd
Solent Environmental Services (Asbestos) Ltd
Spectra Analysis Services Limited
Wellington Insulation Co Ltd
Wring Group Ltd

ARCA Gold Training Awards Announced for 2019

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association is delighted to announce the thirty-seven member companies who have achieved the Gold Training Award for 2018/2019.

These member companies achieved this award by training over eight operatives and/or supervisors with ARCA during the twelve-month period, and the candidates achieved an average score of 92.5% or above.

“I’m pleased to see so many of our members gain the ARCA gold training award this year,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager for ARCA.

“Competency of the workforce is vital in the asbestos industry, so it’s great to see candidates achieve these high average scores.”

These members are now able to use the ARCA Gold Training Award 2019 logo, which has been produced to recognise their achievement.

ARCA Gold Training Award Winners 2019

AIB Solutions Limited
Amicus Environmental Ltd
Amity Insulation Services Ltd
Amstech Asbestos Removals Limited
Asbestech Limited
Asbestos Abatement Services
Aspect Contracts Ltd
Axiom Building Solutions Ltd
Bardon Environmental Ltd
City Building (Glasgow) LLP
Clifford Devlin Ltd
Countrywide Environmental Services Ltd
Econ Construction Ltd
Economic Insulations (Portsmouth) Ltd
ECT Environmental Ltd
EM1 Ltd
Environmental Asbestos Solutions Ltd
Erith Contractors Limited
Furn Contracts Ltd
H B Insulations (Notts) Ltd
Hampshire Environmental Services Ltd
Inner City Environmental Ltd
Insulation Contracting Services Ltd
ION Environmental Solutions Ltd
Jackson Environmental Ltd
John Beech Ltd
John F Hunt Ltd
Kershaw Contracting Services Ltd
LAR Ltd
Maylarch Environmental Limited
MJW Asbestos Removal and Re-insulation Services Ltd
Pier Contractors Limited
Reddish Vale Insulations Ltd
RH Insulation Services Limited
Rilmac Insulation Limited
SL Environmental Ltd
Solent Environmental Services (Asbestos) Ltd

ARCA reaches landmark 2,000 CSCS cards

Today the Association issued the 2,000th CSCS card, under the ARMI Skills Card Scheme.

The 2,000th CSCS card was a blue skilled worker card for an asbestos removal operative, and was made available as a physical and virtual card.

“This is an amazing number of cards issued. We only started issuing CSCS cards for operatives in August 2017, and now offer a comprehensive range of ARMI Skills cards,” stated Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA.

“Our staff deliver an excellent service, supporting the applicants and processing applications in just four working days.”

The Association offers the full range of CSCS cards for individuals working in the licensed asbestos management industry to gain access to construction sites.

Asbestos Removal Operatives can gain temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a blue skilled worker card.

Asbestos Removal Supervisors can apply for temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a gold supervisor card.

Asbestos Removal Managers can obtain temporary red cards, Trained and Experienced worker, and a black manager card.

Information on all CSCS cards, together with application forms is available at www.arca.org.uk